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1chrisjones
Jul 12, 2007, 11:05am

I've noticed that if you search the tag "genderqueer" most of the books that come up have been tagged with that tag by only one person. Also, there are only 80 books with this tag. This could, of course mean that there aren't that many genderqueer books and they're spread pretty thin among us. But it could also mean that we don't have a similar vision of what a genderqueer book is.

So when do you use the tag "genderqueer"? Do you see it as distinct from other tags like transsexual, transsexuality, transgender, transgendered and transgenderism?

For me, a book needs to not only be about someone who doesn't fit into their society's gender expectations, but it has to subvert the gender in some way.

chrisjones

2lorax
Jul 12, 2007, 1:10pm

In the global sense, rather than the LT-tagging-specific sense, I do see "genderqueer" as distinct from trans*. My personal definition is that genderqueer is more behavior-based and can be transitory, rather than identity-based. Dressing in drag, for someone who doesn't generally identify as transgendered, can be genderqueer behavior. I think deliberate subversion is a big part of it -- when my (cisgendered) friend wears a skirt and a men's shirt + necktie to work for the sake of messing with people's minds, that's genderqueer. If a frat boy does the same thing as a pledge-week stunt, it isn't.

3csoki637
Oct 26, 2011, 6:54pm

How about genderqueer as a nonbinary gender identity?